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Unionists ignore £10,000 consultation and vote to fly union flag 365 days - Cllr McKenna

19 January, 2015

Craigavon Sinn Féin Councillor Gemma McKenna has described the decision by Unionists Councillors to fly the Union flag 365 days a year at Craigavon Civic centre as illogical and most likely illegal as it flys in face of advice from the Equality commission, legal advice and advice from the Councils Chief Executive.

Cllr Mc Kenna said:

"Tonight's decision by Unionist Councillors follows a full EQIA consultation which clearly showed there was no interest or support for the flying of the Union flag. Despite spending £10,000 of ratepayers money on the consultation, Unionists councillors chose to ignore the consultation results and all the legal advice given.

"This is the depressing final legacy of Craigavon council that has unfortunately been stained by unionist dogma and sectarianism.

"Sinn Féin will be seeking legal advice on this matter and are determined to ensure that those Councillors who have left the ratepayers of Craigavon facing further legal expense are held fully to account for wasting public funds and ignoring the rate payers."

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